AS Roma have announced the signing of midfielder Steven Nzonzi from Sevilla for £23m.

The France international has signed a four-year contract deal with the club until 2022.

Nzonzi will wear the No.42 jersey for the Serie A Club.

The 29-year-old told the club’s official website: “I feel very happy to be here, and to be a new Roma player.

“I’m very happy to be here and to be an AS Roma player. I really felt that the club wanted me to come. I will give my best on the pitch, and hopefully be a very good player for this team.”

“I always want to improve – regardless of age, the most important thing is to give your best and work hard.

“I want to do that, to become a better player and help the team with my play and experience.”

AS Roma Coach Monchi said:
“Steven is a footballer with a mix of physical and technical qualities that we think will really add to the players that we already have here at AS Roma.

“With his arrival, we have even more quality and competition in midfield.”

AS Roma finished third in the Serie A last season and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League before being defeated by Liverpool.